2012 BMW 6-Series Interior
Like the 2010 BMW 6-Series, the 2012 model will be fitted with a lot of standard high tech options. And, much like the 2010 model, the automotive industry designates it as a comfortable two-seater with a back row that’s too cramped for back seat passengers. Few automotive journalists have had a chance to preview this model, so critiques are limited. However, we did notice that USB connectivity and satellite radio aren’t standard on the 2012 6-Series. They’re part of a package that costs almost $2,000.
The 2012 BMW 6-Series seats four – two in the front and two in the back – but it’s never been known for its rear seat comfort. The 6-Series is larger this year, so the interior may offer more space, but so few people have tested this car that it’s hard to say if comfort is on the up-and-up. But despite its larger dimensions, the automotive industry predicts that the 6-Series will remain a comfortable two-seater with a forgettable back row.
The 6-Series has standard leather seats. The front seats are 20-way power adjustable seats with four-way lumbar support, adjustable thigh support, and memory settings for the driver and front passenger.
- "With such indulgent exterior proportions, it's no surprise that the 6 Series' interior is a suitably grand place to be. BMW notes that despite its lower overall height, there's still more headroom front and rear than before. That said, the rear seat is still firmly in the "occasional use only" category thanks to limited legroom." -- Autoblog
The 2012 BMW 6-Series comes with a number of high tech standards: a leather wrapped steering wheel with cruise control that tilts and telescopes electronically, and buttons for the audio system and Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, push button start, iDrive – a system that combines entertainment, navigation and telephone functions – navigation, an auxiliary input jack, HD Radio, automatic climate control and a nine speaker audio system.
Few journalists have had a chance to sit inside the 6-Series, but few will disagree that this is a generous standard features list. However, you might notice that some common standard features are missing: a USB port and Satellite Radio. These options are a part of the $1,800 Premium Sound Package.
If you’d like to add more amenities to your 650i Convertible, there are several. One is the Driver Assistance Package, which costs about $3,900 and includes blind spot detection, parking assistance, a lane departure warning system and side and top view cameras, a feature that shows video images of the area around your car. The nearly $800 Cold Weather Package adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a ski bag.
If you’re familiar BMW, you’ve probably heard a lot about its iDrive system. Early generations of this system received a lot of complaints from the automotive press, and it looks like this system will be easier to use, as BMW has attempted to simplify it.
- "Everything is within easy reach and is self-explanatory, at least for those with previous iDrive experience." -- Autoblog
The BMW 6-Series will be available as both a coupe and convertible, but because the convertible will be released first, cargo capacities for that model are the only ones available. The 650i convertible can hold 10.6 cubic feet with the top down and 12.3 with the top up.